HIV/AIDS

Drug nearly eliminates risk of HIV transmission when taken as needed (Dr. Robert Hogg)

An antiretroviral drug is showing promise in the fight to eliminate AIDS by drastically reducing the odds of contracting HIV when taken before and after sex.

Stigma surrounding HIV still exists, but death rate is on the decline

Even before doctors determined that the source of her baby girl’s illness was HIV, Denise Wozniak remembered thinking: “The worst thing it could have been was AIDS.”

 

HIV ‘chronic’ but ‘manageable’: expert (Dr. Julio Montaner)

HIV is no longer a death sentence in B.C.

 

Pre-exposure pill shows promise protecting against HIV infection but it's pricey (Dr. Julio Montaner)

The disclosure by HIV-positive actor Charlie Sheen’s ex-girlfriend that she took a pill to prevent her from getting the disease has focused attention on Truvada.

'It's a good problem to have': HIV patients face age-related ailments (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Two decades ago, Dr. Julio Montaner’s biggest concern for people with HIV was keeping them alive.

A call for World AIDS day (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Other global findings As of June 2015, 15.8 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy, up from 13.6 million in June 2014.

 

General HIV testing only solution to stop epidemic: Vancouver doctor (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A doctor in Vancouver is urging the Canadian government to test everyone across the country for HIV as a way to eliminate the epidemic.

It's time to test everyone in Canada for HIV/AIDS, says Dr. Julio Montaner

The best way to eliminate HIV and AIDS in Canada is to test everyone for the virus, regardless of whether they are at risk or not, according to one of the world's leading experts on the disease.

Getting To Zero: A Call For World AIDS Day (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Ending AIDS as a pandemic is very possible and can be done using our made-in-Canada Treatment as Prevention (TasP) strategy, a disease elimination strategy pioneered by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE). UNAIDS has embraced the ambitious goal of ending the AIDS by 2030, and this has now been formally endorsed within the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals agenda. On World AIDS Day, UNAIDS will be calling for the world to achieve: “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.”

Universal HIV testing could help end HIV (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Have you received your regular health checkup, and did it include an HIV test?

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